Label the following as examples of voluntary or nonvoluntary and active or passive euthanasia; if passive,
are the measures described more likely to be considered ordinary or extraordinary measures of life support?
a. A person who is dying asks to be given a fatal drug
dose to bring about his death.
b. A dying patient asks that no more chemotherapy
be administered because it is doing nothing but
prolonging her time until death, which is inevitable in a short time anyway.
c. Parents of a newborn whose condition involves
moderate retardation refuse permission for a simple surgery that would repair a physical anomaly
inconsistent with continued life, and they let the